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Subject: A few points of interest
Better known under its alternate title "Little Moon & Jud McGraw".
Opening shot is of the Vasquez Rocks, a formation which appears in nearly every Western film and TV series ever made (Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Wild Wild West, etc.). Even Capt. Kirk rolled a rock off that ledge onto a pesky alien Gorn in "Arena".
This print is so murky and scratchy it looks like something from the '20s. And the acid rock music with fuzzy guitar is absurd and totally out of place.
The only thing worth seeing is the Stefanie Powers bathing scene (at 15:45) and even that is probably a double.
Subject: Whadda Turkey....
Caan Sucks, Always Has..!..Powers As An Indian Maiden Is To Laugh..And Look At That High School Opening Cinematography..!..One Of The Worst "Movies" Ever Made..!...NOT WORTHY OF YOUR TIME..!
Subject: a fine example of 1970's smug liberalism
A bored and smug liberal attempt to critique and undermine the Western genre, Gone with the West rips off Blazing Sadles and Support Your Local
Sheriff but without the humour of either.
The glib hippy sentiment of the movie, that street theatre can win against a town gone evil is itself crtiqued in the Zombie classic "Messiah of Evil": where a character is eaten alive in the cinema by the townsfolk while watching a trailer for "Gone With the West".
Subject: fullscreen or letterbox?
I have never seen anything like this submitted before. One minute it's letterboxed and the next minute it's fullscreen. Looks like someone had re-edited this from pieces of different prints of this film to put together a complete movie. It's a Franken-western!
Subject: Eccentric and Bawdy
Fighting, sex, mass zany behavior of the entire town and ecclectic music hallmark this potpourri of disjointed storyline. It's a little humorous in a light-hearted way, but barely worth the time to watch it, even if James Caan did become a pretty good actor eventually.